The Rescued Horse
In 1978 AnnMarie got her first horse. Black Magic. The magic was the horse was still alive. Four years later Magic was up to weight and being lightly ridden and AnnMarie Cross knew what she was going to do.
What started out as a few people pooling money to buy a single horse off of a feed lot turned into a large group of people to save slaughter bound horses. In 2005 Bonnie Hammond founded SAFE. That is Save a Forgotten Equine.
When Elizabeth Zarkos was in college she helped rescue a horse named Ginger. That led her to purchase Cleopatra from a feed lot. She knew then what she had to do.
White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue Opened their gate in 2003. Rescue, Rehab and Rehome. Guided by those three words they have grown and expanded into every aspect of horse rescue.
Oakdale Equine Rescue started up in 2011 with 6 horses. By Sept 2016 they had rescued 359 horses.
The horse was endangered. For 36 hours Susan Pierce and a friend tried to save him. The horse was so sick and emaciated that the emergency vet recommended they offer him the only gift they could. That was the defining moment that changed Susan’s life.
Janet Rose established Horse Haven Montana in 2007 in response to a growing nationwide crisis of homeless horses or those who for whatever reason were in need of a new home.